Learning more about car maintenance and repair will help you extend the life of your car and reduce car trouble by knowing when to take your car to a mechanic. To make sure that your vehicle has the highest quality auto repair and service, come to Bucaro Brothers Auto Care of Chicago. Call us at (773) 570-4541 for more information, and visit our website.
Getting a used car inspection service before purchase can help identify major problems.
It’s important to get oil changes roughly every 3,500 miles, according to TheCarConnection.com. Check out this article to learn why.
Many of the common car problems listed in this Chicago Tribune article can be prevented with a visual inspection at a car repair shop.
Find out how long your vehicle’s clutch should last by reading this HowStuffWorks.com article.
Diagnose your clutch problems at AA1Car.com.
The clutch is one of the most commonly replaced and repaired components of a manual transmission vehicle. Fortunately, a worn clutch will usually show symptoms that it needs to be serviced before it completely fails. Read this article for some of the most common signs that your clutch needs to be replaced at a car repair shop soon.
If you change gears and notice that the engine RPMs are increasing even though the car isn’t moving, it’s because the clutch is slipping. This is a common symptom on a failing clutch and a clear sign that you need to get your clutch serviced or replaced by a mechanic.
Excessive Noise or Shaking
If done correctly, shifting gears in your vehicle should be smooth. But if you experience jerkiness or a grinding noise, your clutch could be on its way out. Oftentimes, a clutch disc contaminated by oil or coolant will cause shuddering, whereas a worn pressure plate or clutch disc can cause the noise.
A burning smell can come from the clutch after a vehicle has been driven aggressively without having enough time to cool. In many cases, the vehicle will recover after it cools off. But if the smell persists or slippage starts to occur, the clutch should be inspected to ensure that none of the components have incurred burn damage.
Clutch Pedal Weakness
If your vehicle’s clutch pedal can be pushed all the way to the floor easily, there are a number of clutch issues that could be going on. The culprit is most likely a leak that damaged the clutch master cylinder or slave cylinder. It could even be a broken clutch release lever. In either case, a qualified mechanic will be able to diagnose the issue and replace or repair your clutch before it gets worse.
If your vehicle’s clutch is behaving strangely, take it to Bucaro Brothers Auto Care of Chicago. Our car repair shop has locations throughout out the Chicagoland area. Check out our website to see which full-service auto repair shop is closest to you, and call us at (773) 570-4541 for more information on our services.
A simple way to save money this year is to cut back on fuel-related expenses. In addition to visiting a car repair shop once every three months, you can start saving gas by tracking your fuel economy using this great iPhone app.
With the Gas Cubby app for iPhone, you can track your vehicle’s fuel economy to make sure that it is up to manufacturer’s standards. This app will even remind you when to get your next oil change. Click the link to download this app, which has been praised by CNN, Apple, and Macworld.
If your vehicle’s fuel economy is suffering, you should go to a car repair shop to see if you need to get your tires inflated, your air filter changed, or a number of other important services performed. For quality car maintenance and repair in Chicago, visit Bucaro Brothers Auto Care. Call (773) 570-4541 to get in touch with us, and visit our website to see all of our locations in Chicago.
Car trouble can be extremely inconvenient; it can also be unsafe if it strikes on a cold winter day in Chicago. Fortunately, many car problems can be caught before they occur if you go to an auto repair shop for a visual inspection every 3,000 miles. Here are four problems that a mechanic will be able to catch with a simple inspection of your vehicle.
If you see fluid leaking under your vehicle that is not water from the air conditioner, go to a car repair shop for an inspection of the various fluid reservoirs. The technicians will check the power steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, coolant, and wiper fluid to see which one is causing the leak.
Damaged Belts or Hoses
Your vehicle’s belts and hoses are very important for the proper functioning of the engine. But belts and hoses in many of today’s vehicles are liable to failing after just 50,000 miles. In many cases, a damaged belt or hose will not give you any other symptom that it is about to fail, so it’s important to have these visual inspections at a trusted car repair shop after your vehicle reaches 50,000 miles.
Old or Failing Car Battery
Most of the time it’s not possible to tell that your battery is faulty or worn out until you’re stuck with a vehicle that won’t start. A good car repair shop will always inspect the battery for corrosion and check the charge to make sure it’s capable of holding a charge and either clean it or replace it for you so that you don’t get stuck with car trouble.
In addition to being more likely to blow out, tires with low tread will negatively affect your vehicle’s fuel economy, handling, traction, and braking performance. If your tires are low on tread, a simple visual inspection at a car repair shop can prevent a tire blowout or even a car accident.
Getting your vehicle inspected is easy and affordable at Bucaro Brothers Auto Care. We have full-service auto repair shops throughout the Chicagoland area. Visit our website to learn more about our auto repair and maintenance services and call us at (773) 570-4541 for more information.
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